Developing countries need urgent action to help manage their debt following the food and fuel price surges triggered by the war in Ukraine, a top UN official told AFP. The Covid-19 pandemic has already reduced developing countries’ financial leeway and increased their debt, said Rebeca Grynspan, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, which helps developing countries integrate into the global economy.¬†Developing countries will not be able to cope without help and need solutions for their liquidity and debt problems. UNCTAD says developing countries are expected to need $310 billion to service external public debt in 2022, equivalent to 9.2 percent of the outstanding stock of external public debt at the end of 2020.